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Visual Art Apps for Smart Phones and Tablets

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Blue Hill digital artist Sandy Cohen will present a workshop at the Blue Hill Public Library on photography apps for smart phones and tablet computers on Saturday August 26th at 10:30 AM.

The workshop presents four selected apps that open digital photos and let you distort, abstract and modify your photos in many interesting ways. Cohen says, “What makes these image modification apps worth learning is the thrill you experience when you see the results – especially exciting for visual artists.” These apps use neural network-based calculations, an application of artificial intelligence, to determine the final rendition of the image.

All of the apps that will be discussed are free and easy to learn. Participants should bring a smartphone or tablet and will be able to use their own photos, with surprising and delightful results.

Sandy Cohen was a lecturer in computer science at San Francisco State University and UC Berkeley, before he moved to Maine in 2000. He loves teaching about how computers can be used to enable self-expression in unique ways only available digitally. This workshop is sponsored by the library. It is free and open to all. For more information contact the library at 374-5515.